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The American Welfare State

Barnlady Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:23 PM
My husband was shocked when the lady in front of him paid for her groceries with a food stamp card and pulled out a HUGE wad of $100 to pay the $3.00 for non-allowed "stuff". I assure you she eat better then we did... I guess we paid for it though since he still works well past retirement age...
bigwheel4482 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:53 PM
I work for BOA and at the end of each month i get dozens of calls from people who barely speak english wanting to know when their SSI check is coming.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious.

The study's authors, George Mason University's David Armor and Sonia Sousa, argue that the food stamp program can no longer be regarded as an anti-poverty program because nearly half of its recipients are above the...